COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Testing and Information
 

*NEW: Online booking is available for our COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Appointments can be made up to 21 days in advance. To book an appointment online, please click the link below. Please note that once the online appointments are full for a particular day on the calendar, there are no other appointment times available for that day. There are no dedicated appointment times for those calling by phone. Please look to the next operating day for an appointment. 

COVID-19 Testing

Click here to book your appointment

Hours of operation of our Centre will remain at  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Individuals can book an appointment online anytime.

For those who prefer to make an appointment by phone, our phone line is still available. Please call (249) 501-0383 to book an appointment. The phone line will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

When coming to our COVID-19 Assessment Centre for a test, please have your health card and driver's license ready.
A health card is required but you will not be turned away without an OHIP/health card to receive a COVID-19 test.  

Who can visit an assessment centre?

As of September 25, 2020, the testing criteria at Assessment Centres has changed. Individuals should visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for a test if: 

  • they are showing symptoms of COVID-19
  • they have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus as informed by their public health unit or the COVID-19 Alert app
  • they live or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by the local health unit
  • they belong to a specific group outlined in guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health


The following groups are eligible for testing at assessment centres regardless of the presence of symptoms:

  • Residents, workers or visitors of long-term care homes
  • Residents or workers in homeless shelters or other congregate settings
  • International students who have passed their 14-day quarantine period
  • Farm workers
  • Indigenous communities


Tests for international travel
Individuals not showing symptoms requiring a test before travelling internationally may make an appointment at an assessment centre or at select pharmacies. This is an interim measure and information may change in the future. 

For more information on COVID-19 testing guidelines please visit Ontario.ca/covidtest

A COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children has been released by the province. Please use this tool to determine if your child requires a COVID-19 test at an Assessment Centre. If you are still unsure about getting your child tested, please contact your health care provider.  Please note that if an individual does not meet the criteria, they may not be tested. With the new guidelines, we are not permitted to test an entire family/household. Only the individual showing symptoms and meets the criteria will be tested.

How do I find out my results?
You can find your COVID-19 test results by visiting the province’s website. You need to have your OHIP number ready to check your test results. If there is no OHIP/health card number provided, then the test results are not accessible via the Government of Ontario’s online results viewer.

Our Infection Prevention & Control Officer will contact you directly, as well as your local Public Health office only if your result is positive.  
If you have not received your results within 7 business days, please call our Health Information Department (705) 435-3377 ext. 1216.

How long will it take to receive my results?
It is currently taking 2-3 days for results to return. This can fluctuate due to volume at the time. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is this centre located?
    • The centre is located at:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital
200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, ON
Lower parking lot
 (Staff/Shipping & Receiving entrance)

  • What happens at this assessment centre?
    • This is a drive-thru assessment centre.  You will remain in your car the entire time.  
    • A staff member will assess your eligibility for a swab test. 
    • The test for COVID-19 involves collecting a specimen from the back of the nose.  A healthcare worker will take this sample by having you tilt your head back and inserting a flexible swab deep into the back of the nose.
       
  • Does this assessment centre test children for COVID-19?
    • Yes. We are equipped to test children over the age of 2 years for COVID-19
    • Any child under the age of 2 can come to our Emergency Department to be tested if they are showing symptoms. 


​For the safety of yourself and others, please DO NOT use the main hospital entrance. Our centre can be accessed by entering through the lower parking lot/Shipping & Receiving entrance of the hospital.

  • I have a special-needs child/family member who cannot wait for long hours in the car. Will you be able to support this?
    • Yes. We will connect you with our Quality, Risk and Patient Experience Manager who can provide a test to the individual. 
       
  • Is this information available in French or other languages?
    • All of this information is available upon request in French. To request information in French, please contact assessmentcentrex@hospital.ca   

      How else can I connect with this centre?
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